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Single Sourcing with WebWorks ePublisher


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WebWorks ePublisher allows you to single source Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Word and DITA-XML content into web, PDF and online help deliverables.
This presentation covers the following topics:
o Overview of the WebWorks ePublisher platform and its architecture.
o Overview of the WebWorks Help online help format.
o Designing single sourcing templates using WebWorks ePublisher Pro.
o Integrating the WebWorks ePublisher platform with a content management system to create an enterprise-level single sourcing and content publishing environment.

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Single Sourcing with WebWorks ePublisher

  1. 1. Single Sourcing with WebWorksePublisher<br />Selvakumar T SCadence Design Systems <br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />About Single Sourcing<br />About WebWorksePublisher Platform<br />Designing Single Sourcing Templates with WebWorksePublisher Pro<br />Publishing Content Using WebWorksePublisher Platform<br />Integrating WebWorksePublisher with a CMS <br />
  3. 3. What is Single Sourcing?<br />Using a single source document to create outputs:<br /> in different formats<br /> for different target audience<br />
  4. 4. Why Single Source?<br />Deliverables for multiple audiences in multiple formats<br />Reduce duplication of content and tools<br />Focus on content and not on format<br />Need for automated publishing workflows<br />Manage with reduced resources <br />Faster time to market<br />
  5. 5. FM Single Sourcing Tools<br />In no particular order …<br />WebWorksePublisher Platform<br />Mif2Go<br />Adobe RoboHelp<br />
  6. 6. WebWorksePublisher Platform<br />From Quadralay Corporation<br />Platform Components:<br />ePublisher Pro<br />ePublisher Express<br />ePublisher AutoMap<br />
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  8. 8. Input for WebWorks<br />Adobe FrameMaker<br />Microsoft Word<br />DITA<br />
  9. 9. WebWorks Output Formats<br />HTML 3.2<br />XHTML 1.0<br />XML+XSL<br />Wiki Markup (Confluence, MoinMoin and MediaWiki)<br />WebWorks Help<br />Microsoft HTML Help<br />Microsoft WinHelp<br />Eclipse Help<br />Sun JavaHelp 1.1.3 or 2.0<br />Oracle Help<br />PDF<br />Microsoft Reader<br />Palm Reader<br />
  10. 10. WebWorks Help<br />Runs on multiple platforms<br />Full-text search, customized search, expand/collapse sections, browse and breadcrumb navigation, related topics, and a table of contents tree control<br />WebWorks Help API for context sensitive help <br />Publish content in a variety of ways:<br />On a Web server<br />On a network server available to multiple users through a share<br />On the local computer where the application is installed<br />On a CD-ROM<br />
  11. 11. WebWorksePublisher Architecture<br />Converts FrameMaker (.fm) files to Maker Interchange Format (MIF)<br />Converts MIF files to XML<br />Apply CSS stylesheets and XSL transforms to create HTML<br />
  12. 12. ePublisher Workflow<br />Create and deploy stationery using ePublisher Pro<br />Use stationery to publish content with ePublisher Express or ePublisher Automap<br />
  13. 13. Designing Single Sourcing Templates<br />Create a project in ePublisher Pro<br />Add FrameMaker files that use all possible types and styles of content <br />Define styles and configuration to create stationery<br />Deploy stationery and scripts<br />
  14. 14. FM Source Requirements<br />Paragraph and character format names should not include a period in their name.<br />Use referenced images. Copied images will be rasterized and could lose clarity. 96 DPI preferred.<br />ePublisher supports only .jpg, .gif, .png, and .svg files. ePublisherrasterizes all other formats.<br />Custom marker types used to implement online features.<br />
  15. 15. Customer Marker Types<br />Several custom marker types used to implement online features.<br />Keywords: Keywords to include in the meta tag for the topic --- for improving search.<br />ImageAltText: Alternate text for an image.<br />Popup*: Content to include in a popup window.<br />
  16. 16. Variables and Conditions<br />Combine variables and conditions to customize information for multiple versions of a product while reducing your maintenance costs by reducing duplicate information.<br />
  17. 17. ePublisher Publishing Config<br />
  18. 18. ePublisher Automap<br />For automated publishing of content<br />Supports GUI and batch mode <br />
  19. 19. Integrating with a CMS <br />Use FrameMaker Developer Kit (FDK) to develop interfaces to WebWorks<br /> Use FDK and CMS APIs to enable content management from the FrameMaker GUI<br />
  20. 20. ThankYou<br />